RADOVAN BARAN

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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

I am a Slovak self-taught photographer based between Bratislava and Vienna. My approach is characterised by minimalism and geometric compositions with the human element occurring unexpectedly. Faceless figures seem consumed by architectural forms and styles. Following my visual instinct, I endeavour to attain unusual compositions of familiar places and capture interactions between people and surfaces. A visual connection between unsuspecting subjects and urban spaces transforms random fleeting moments of strangers on the street into something abstract and sculptural. My work is undoubtedly influenced by the atmosphere of my hometown Bratislava. The motifs of bridges, cranes, lifeless roofs and the stairs seemingly leading to nowhere dominate my photographic language. In the cities that I know intimately, I predominantly shoot in black and white. Conversely, when traveling and exploring new places, I often switch to colour.

LOCATION

SLOVAKIA

CAMERA

Fujifilm X100V, Fujifilm x70, Nikon D7500

CATEGORY

street

@STREETESCAPIST

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